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Microsoft .NET eCommerce Platform

Empowering .NET organizations with a next-generation platform
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Scalability
Scalability
Extensibility
Extensibility

Faster Innovations

Faster Innovations
Open-source &
Transparent Development
Open-source & Transparent Development

Natively Integrated with Azure Services

Natively Integrated with Azure Services

Modern Unified Architecture

Modern Unified Architecture

Easy Onboarding

easy onboarding

Microsoft eCommerce Platform’s Key Features

Unified  Architecture
Unified
Architecture
Drive new online revenue with the only .NET platform based on a modern unified architecture that can address a variety of eCommerce use cases: B2B, B2C, marketplace, and more.
Faster Launches
Faster
Launches
Get your MVP launched and ready for online orders in less than 1 month. The extensible framework enables the platform to quickly integrate into business systems for an accelerated go-to-market.
Lowest  TCO

Lowest

TCO

Lower your total cost of ownership by as much as 30% with our managed cloud and minimize the cost of upgrades with our microservice architecture. Generate more online revenue for a faster return on investment.

By 2023, B2B organizations with digital commerce offerings will see 30% more revenue and a 20% reduction in costs, compared to competitors without B2B digital commerce sites.

Gartner

Gartner®, "Leverage B2B Digital Commerce for Cost Optimization, Improved CX and Revenue Growth", Jason Daigler, 6 July 2020. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission

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Best .NET Platforms Comparison

Learn how Virto Commerce .NET Core platform performs against competition

Virto Commerce Other .NET Platforms
B2B Features
Out-of-the-box
Additional customizations required
Enterprise Features
Initially designed for B2B companies
No
Extensibility
Yes
Limited
Truly Headless Architecture
Yes. Natively API based architecture
No
Cloud-Native
Yes
No
Open-Source Platform Architecture
Yes. 100% White-Box
Black-Box solutions with limited flexibility
Fast Launch
2 sprints
3-6 months
Deployment
Various deployment options
Limited
Serverless support
Yes
No
Cost-effective Solution: The Lowest TCO
30% more cost-effective compared to other platforms
No

Platform Built on .NET Core

No Vendor Lock-In
Our clients have 100% code control and ownership of the .NET eCommerce platform. Flexibly move from a cloud approach to a hybrid or on-premise model as organizational needs change.
Open-Source Ecosystem
Our open-source architecture enables greater innovation alongside a network of solution and technology partners. Be sure to check out our GitHub repositories for the latest releases.
Various Deployment Options
Leverage our managed cloud or deploy on any public cloud with full flexibility. Moreover, companies that have a private cloud or in-house hosting capabilities can ask about our on-premise software licensing.
Integrated with Azure
Virto Commerce combines the best of Microsoft Azure, open-source .NET code, and native Kubernetes container support for a next-generation, serverless eCommerce platform.
API-based
API-based
cloud
Cloud-Native
headless
Headless
ecommerce platform

Open Source

integration
Seamless integrations
Virto Commerce ecommerce platform is one of the most popular ASP.NET core
ecommerce solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Being an open source
ecommerce platform, Virto Commerce is dedicated to and supports all Microsoft-native
services and applications, while seamlessly integrating with any other third party apps.
Plus, all the platform's functionality is exposed as various Restful APIs that fully
satisfy the main principles of service-oriented architecture.
For customers willing to migrate from other solutions, Virto Commerce offers
a convenient model of transition to cloud native architecture while maintaining
continuity of other business processes. Virto’s cloud native ecommerce allows
you to benefit from on-demand features with its multiple separate components,
scale to meet demand peaks and long-term business goals, and deploy across
multiple data centers and availability zones. Cloud native applications are ready
to work on any cloud, such as Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google clouds.
Because Virto’s .Net core ecommerce platform is also headless, Virto solution is
an agile, scalable, and flexible system that allows for endless customization.
The inherent customizability empowers you to create superior customer
experiences, enhance sales performance, and create as many digital stores as
you want. By utilizing powerful and versatile tools in Microsoft Azure, including
Azure Cognitive Services, Virto Commerce allows you to benefit from the latest
innovations in machine learning and leverage AI capabilities for product
recommendations, voice recognition, chatbots, and so on.

Virto Commerce Core Architecture Principles:
– Microsoft based stack of technologies (.NET Core 3.1 and MS SQL Server)
– Open source ecommerce platform 
– Headless
– API-driven 
– Modular and atomic
– Cloud-oriented — designed and optimized to run in the MS Azure cloud
– Scalable, extendable, and fully customizable.

If you’re a .Net core developer and are looking for a Microsoft ecommerce
platform or ecommerce software that’s optimized to Microsoft stack, then Virto
Commerce might be an ideal solution for you. Need your online store to integrate
with and connect to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce? Any other Microsoft
products? A vendor? A third party app? Virto Commerce can do so seamlessly!
Virto’s innovative technology solutions allow you to not only create sophisticated
ecommerce ecosystems but also integrate directly with your own traditional
infrastructures.

Virto Commerce
Architectural Guidelines

Download our architectural guidelines for an in-depth technical look at how our platform is designed

A Few Words From Our Clients

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FAQ

What is Microsoft ASP?

The acronym, ASP, stands for Active Server Pages. It is server-side scripting language developed by Microsoft to create dynamic web pages. The technology was initially presented in 1996 and was so successful that, since then, it has been repeatedly improved and updated. Currently, the term ASP is understood as ASP.NET, an open-source framework for building web apps and services with .NET and C#. You can learn more about ASP.NET at https://dotnet.microsoft.com/apps/aspnet.

What is Microsoft Dot NET?

Microsoft .NET is a software architecture for building, running, and deploying desktop and server applications, commonly referred to as the term .NET Framework or as .NET implementation. It includes SDK, compilator, and libraries for C#, VB.NET, and some other programming languages. It is not to be confused with Microsoft ASP.NET– this is an implementation of ASP technology that simplifies the creation of web applications in the .NET. With .NET, developers can use various software programming languages, editors, and libraries to build for web, mobile, desktop, games, and IoT. Visit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/introduction#runtime-libraries to get introduced to the .NET architecture concept in more detail.

What is .NET Core Platform?

Microsoft .NET Core is open source and cross-platform implementation of .NET architecture to build server applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Looking at its history, .NET Core 1.0 was released in 2016 and the next version, .NET Core 3.1 of this framework, got to the market in 2019. In 2020, cross-platform .NET Core merged with Windows-oriented .NET Framework to a unified .NET 5.0 developer platform. The next .NET 6.0 has been available on the market since November 2021. Visit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/introduction#runtime-libraries for Microsoft .NET Core introduction page.

What is .NET Core Used for?

.NET Core is a cross-platform framework used for the development of server applications running on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Developers can use .NET Core to write server applications and libraries in VB.NET, C #, and F #. Since 2020, the release of new versions of .NET Core continued as unified .NET 5 and .NET 6 frameworks, which support development from both the server-side and web applications. .NET is now a platform for building many different types of applications.

Can I Use .NET for eCommerce?

By many estimates, .NET is currently among the top three most popular frameworks among developers. The rapid growth of the ecommerce industry attracts many vendor companies to this area. With the popularity of .NET and a large number of skilled .NET developers in the job market, the development of ecommerce platforms in .NET is booming at a fast pace. .NET ecommerce platforms are highly scalable, secure, and easily upgradable. Thanks to so-called clean architecture, it allows the best-ever customization functionality for the back end and interface.

Is ASP.NET Good for eCommerce?

ASP.NET allows programmers to build dynamic websites, web applications, and services. ASP.NET performs faster than any popular web framework in the independent TechEmpower benchmarks. Here we clarify that ASP.NET is intended to develop the front end of ecommerce applications with high performance WebAPI - Rest, GraphQL, and others. For the development of the server side and middleware, the .NET platform is used. See https://dotnet.microsoft.com/apps/aspnet for more details about ASP.NET.

What is Microsoft eCommerce?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Commerce is sometimes referred to as Microsoft eCommerce. In fact, this is a module in Dynamics 365, the large and sophisticated ERP system developed for the corporate level. It cannot operate on its own and requires an ERP core to run.

Does Microsoft Have an eCommerce Platform?

Microsoft does not have an ecommerce platform as a separate product. They offer a commerce module named Dynamics 365 For Commerce in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) system known as Microsoft Dynamics 365. The advantage of Dynamics 365 For Commerce is its omnichannel headless commerce engine.

Does Microsoft Dynamics Have eCommerce?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 contains 12 applications, including the ecommerce-oriented Dynamics 365 For Commerce. Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Commerce is an advanced platform for large retail chains. Many large ecommerce companies may be interested in migrating to Azure as Microsoft adds a lot of rich functionality to it. For small and medium-sized businesses, Dynamics 365 For Commerce platform will be too expensive and will require highly qualified IT staff to deploy and support it.

What is Azure Commerce?

In fact, there is no such product as Azure Commerce. Because Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Commerce runs in the cloud, it is sometimes referred to as Azure Commerce. At the same time, you can launch any ecommerce platform from independent developers in the Azure cloud, for example, Virto Commerce.

What is a Unified Commerce Platform?

Unified Commerce is not a product, but an architectural technique for connecting server systems to front-end channels through a single platform. Thus, omnichannel sale and interactions with customers are realized when you can start adding products to the cart in a mobile application, continue on the desktop, and finally press the BUY button on your smart watch.